Saturday, September 24, 2016

Arsenal vs Chelsea 24-09-2016 Premier League

Arsenal vs Chelsea - Competition: English Premier League  
Arsenal team limped out of the blocks by taking just one point from their first two games, but they are now unbeaten in their last six competitive fuxtures, winning four. Their 3-1 away victory at Watford was the catalyst for an upturn in results and they followed up the 2-1 win over Southampton with a 4-1 victory at Hull City last weekend.  Furthermore, in midweek they crushed Nottingham Forest 4-0 in the League Cup.
New signing Lucas Perez is expected to start upfront as well as the other new boy Shkodran Mustafi at the heart of defense. The rest of the team will reamion unchanged, with Santi Cazorla and Granit Xhaka in the middle of the park and Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil and Theo Walcott as offensive midfielders. Per Mertesacker, Danny Welbeck and Carl Jenkinson are out due to injury while Aaron Ramsey and Olivier Giroud are doubtful. 
Chelsea team made a successful start to life under new boss Antonio Conte, winning their first three Premier League outings but their unbeaten start came to an abrupt end at home to Liverpool last Friday as they lost 1-2 at Stamford Bridge, after being held 2-2 at Swansea a week earlier. Anyway, the Blues returned to winning ways with a 4-2 away win over Leicester in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.
Branislav Ivanovic is likely to make a return at right-back with Azpilicueta shifting to the left-back spot. N’Golo Kante will be in his usual positon while Cesc Fabregas is expected to be benched despit the Spaniard's brace against leicester last time out. Upfront, Eden Hazard and Willian will take up the flank roles with Oscar in number ten positions and Diego Costa leading the pack. John Terry is a doubt for the Blues while Marco Van Ginkel and Kurt Zouma are out through injury.
Date: Saturday, 24 September 2016
Kick-off Time: 18:30 CET
Venue: Emirates Stadium, London, United Kingdom
Referee: M. Oliver
You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tottenham vs Monaco 
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date: 14 September 2016
Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST - 20:45 CET 
Venue: Wembley Stadium, London 

Tottenham team have started their season in an impressive and solid way. They opened with a 1-1 draw at Everton before clinching a nervous 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. Then, Spurs recorded a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane against Liverpool before the International break and hammered Stoke City 4-1 away from home last weekend when Harry Kane found the back of the net fr the first time this season.
Left back Danny Rose is the only injured player for the Lilywhites. Dembele is expected to replace Victor Wanyama in the middle of the park while Vincent Janssen will start as central forward as Harry Kane is likely to be rested. Moussa Sissoko and Erik Lamela will replace Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen in the offensive midfield trio while Son Heung-Min will retain his starting berth.
AS Monaco have started the new campaign phenomenally well. They knocked out Fenerbahce and Villarreal in the UCL qualifying stages and are flying high in the Ligue 1 where they are currently table toppers with 10 points in 4 games. Monaco beat Nantes 1-0 in the opener, trashed PSG 3-1 in the 2nd matchweek and 4-1 Lille away form home last weekend.
Strikers Guido Carrillo, Kylian Mbappe-Lottin and Radamel Falcao could all miss out through injury. Danijel Subasic could come back into the side between the sticks having missed last time out. Benjamin Mendy is sidelined while Thomas Lemar is a major doubt. Valre Germain is expected to lead the line, with Joao Moutinho supporting him from a number ten position.

Probable lineups
Tottenham: Lloris – Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies – Dier, Wanyama – Lamela, Alli, Eriksen – Kane.
Monaco: Subasic – Raggi, Glik, Jemerson, Sidibe – Fabinho, Bakayoko – Dirar, Moutinho, Silva – Germain.

Tottenham last 5 matches:
05/08/16 Tottenham 6 – 1 Inter
13/08/16 Everton 1 – 1 Tottenham
20/08/16 Tottenham 1 – 0 Crystal Palace
27/08/16 Tottenham 1 – 1 Liverpool
10/09/16 Stoke City 0 – 4 Tottenham

Monaco last 5 matches:
17/08/16 Villarreal 1 – 2 Monaco
20/08/16 Nantes 0 – 1 Monaco
23/08/16 Monaco 1 – 0 Villarreal
28/08/16 Monaco 3 – 1 PSG
10/09/16 Lille 1 – 4 Monaco 

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Monday, September 12, 2016

Swansea City vs Chelsea 
Competition: Premier League
Date: 11 September 2016
Kick-off Time: 16:00 BST
Venue: Liberty Stadium, Swansea 

Swansea City 2-2 Chelsea:
18' Diego Costa 0-1 // 59' Gylfi Sigurdsson (pen.) 1-1 // 62' Leroy Fer 2-1 // 81' Diego Costa 2-2 

Chelsea’a 100% start to the new league season is broken as Swansea City team hold the Blues to a 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium. Swansea vs Chelsea match ended with 2-2 scoreline in English Premier League 2016

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Belarus vs France - Competition: WC Qualification Europe 

Belarus team failed to qualify in the just concluded Euro 2016, they finished 4th behind Spain, Slovakia and Ukraine. With France, Sweden and Netherlands drawn in the same group, they have a mountain to climb. Their friendlies since qualification have been promising, with draws against Armenia and Montenegro, a disappointing defeat to Northern Ireland, and then a 2-1 win at R. Ireland in the build up to Euro 2016 and a 1-0 win at Norway last Wednesday.
The main man for Belarus is undoubtedly striker Sergei Korinlenko – the former Blackpool man has scored 17 goals in 72 games for his country. Anyway, with their star man Hleb retired, youngster Nikita Korzun is seen as his successor in the team.
France team look to come back from the disappointment of losing in the Euro 2016 final on home soil. They deservedly beat Italy 3-1 away from home few days ago thanks to goals form Anthony Martial, Olivier Giroud and Layvin Kurzawa. That was Les Blues' 10th victory in their last 12 games, with the only defeat coming at the Euro 2016 final in extra time to Portugal.
Patrice Evra has been dropped by Didier Deschamps, while Raphael Varane has been recalled as he is 100% fit now. There shouldn’t be too many changes from the clash in Bari against Italy with Paul Pogba, N’Golo Kàante and Blaise Matuidi all expected to start along with forwards Olivier Giroud, Antoine Griezmann and Anthony Martial.  The injured Hugo Lloris will be replaced by Steve Mandanda between the sticks.

Date: 06 September 2016
Kick-off Time: 19:45 BST
Venue: Borisov Arena
You can watch the match here: Link 1 , Link 2 [Live Scores]

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